How-to WCP and March 2017 Potluck

Monthly Natural Farming Hawaii meeting in Hilo at the Sweet Cane Cafe. Every second Tuesday 6-8pm.

This month I talked a lot. About:
Certification structure for CGNF-Hawaii. Master Cho’s official organization incorporated in Hawaii.
Beyond GMO a project to transform the Hawaiian Papaya industry.
Differences between Master Cho and his son Young-san Cho’s solutions.

how to make water soluble calcium phosphate.

burn bones till thoroughly black and charred.
dissolve in vinegar for 7 days.
strain and store liquid.

improper use can severely impair your plants

to use dilute 1:1000 with water and other KNF solutions
uses include:
to enhance the flowering of plants
to support structural features of plant growth
more… see www.naturalfarminghawaii.net or subscribe to my youtube.

Growth Stages Simplified: When To Use What

Get the easy Solution Calculator apps for your mobile device

Now that you’ve made all the solutions, how do you combine and use them? This video talks about the subtle ways to assist plant growth and maximize the ability to grow in harmony with nature!

Download the Plant Nutritive Cycles Presentation used in this video.

Using the chart here and scaling it up for the correct volume and you are good to go.

Premixing what we call the “Maintenance Solution” of 1 part OHN, 2 parts BRV and 2 parts FPJ, then adding that as a base of 20 mL per gallon, can really simplify the amount of jars you have to open to make a simple mixture.

And here is Master CHO talking on the subject

Eliminate Coffee Borer Bug (CBB) with Ultra Low Cost Recipe

Lab results of applying recipe to Coffee Borer Bugs is that they all die within 7 minutes of direct exposure.

This simple recipe works on a wide variety of pests and concentration tests should be conducted before field applications.

JWA 8 L (2.1 gal)
JS 1.5 L (0.4 gal)
Sodium hydroxide 1.5 kg (3.3 lb)
Fine soil powder 1 kg (2.2 lb)
Add water to make 500 L (132 gal)

Can scale recipe up or down with simple math.

Commercial Natural Farming Tutorial

IMO #3 with Chris Trump. How we do it on our farm.

This video will show how IMO #3 ( indigenous microorganism 3rd step) is made in preparation for making liquid IMO. This will be the first of many videos showing how I scaled NF for a large farm.

See Chris Trump’s Farm in action on this tour.

And here is the playlist of all the other awesome tutorials Chris has

2015 Natural Farming Symposium: Day 1

11952719_10156010201360010_6241160174763553853_oHawai’i Farmers Union United – East Hawai’i Chapter organized the 2015 Natural Farming Symposium in Hilo, October 1st-3rd.

Download the PDF of the First Annual Natural Farming Symposium – Program Booklet. This document shows the schedule of speakers and panels that took place during the symposium.

The first day opened up with Vince Mina introducing us to his farm’s method of producing worm vermicompost, various natural farming inputs and inoculated ‘functionalized’ char covered in mycelium as seen under a microscope! A really good immediate introduction to natural farming and regenerative soil practices lived and used on a daily basis. Simple tools make natural farming a practical solution for a growing world.

Local business leader Derek Karisu had some fine words to share in his encounters marketing natural farming products. He has carried IMOlizer in his stores for over 5 years and has had several thousand satisfied customers.

We then went out into the courtyard to hear and see the experts of Natural Farming. Ginger John, Dr. Park and Jackie Prell all shared how they live natural farming every moment of their lives and the recipes they use to keep a steady supply of beneficial microbes to improve human and soil health.

Richard Parea has been practicing natural farming because it is practical and effective. He has successully adapted many methods of Gil Carandang into his mostly spray to invigorate plant growth approach to natural farming. Liquids are a great way to get started and fermented plant juice is an essential drink to restore the human micro biome!

Dr. Park has significantly improved his digestion by a daily addition of 1 oz of Lactic Acid Bacteria, and can now have a regular life with only 20% of a stomach. Hear and see his miraculous story while he explains how to make LAB at home.

Drake formulated all the solutions presented throughout the day into an easy to follow and use practical guide for all levels of natural farmer. Starting with the classic formulas learned in Korea, simplified down to a maintenance solution as the common denominator, as one easy way to take care of plants and your microbial environment. The remaining part of the talk is devoted to a primer on biology from a natural farmers perspective. What do we want to see in the soil on a microscopic level? How can I identify beneficial fungus are indicators of vibrant and diverse soil conditions? Find out why natural farmers are bringing the soils back to life and eating better because of it.

Download the PDF of the presentation notes

Natural Farming Solutions

August 2015 Natural Farming Hawai’i Meeting in Hilo. Natural Farming Solutions was the topic discussed and the Maintenance solution recipe was given as 1 part OHN, 2 parts FPJ and 2 parts Vinegar (Banana preferred) combined, then diluted 20mL per gallon of water and sprayed every 7-11 days on plants optimally around sunset or used as a drench to clean up pollutants by revitalizing beneficial soil micro biology.

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Shwa-Saka San; Japanese Cultural Beverage

Banchan-san presented a fermented beverage that originated in Japan after the 3/11 tsunami. People are finding that the microbes are mitigating the damage caused by radioactive exposure. This Shwa-Saka drink is made from the microbes of over 100 different herbs and cultured together is making it’s way around the world gaining even more potency through diversity.

PDF of instructions Shwa-Saka San